One of the best-kept secrets and art masterpiece of Barcelona is Casa Batlló by the architect Antonio Gaudì. The architect realised the building in four years (1906-1910) for the textile magnate Josep Batlló.
From the 1950s Casa Batlló was taken over by different companies and since the 1990s the current owners are Bernat family. In 1995 the house was opened to the public and used for events.
At present, Casa Batlló is a UNESCO World Heritage site and an icon in Barcelona, a must see for those who want to discover Gaudí’s work and modernism at its finest. It is also one of the most highly rated cultural and tourist attractions, welcoming 1 million visitors every year.
The house is located on the Paseo de Gracia in L’Eixample, one of the trendiest neighbourhoods of Barcelona.
Casa Batlló has references to fairytale and it is the synthesis of Antoni Gaudí unique imagination. The colourful façade, flowing and animal shapes, ceramic, patterns and spiral forms create movement and the feeling that the house is alive. An exuberant and marine-inspired façade, with a continuous dialogue between light and color, this building is a proclamation of joy. As a symbol of Gaudì exuberance, this house shows an imaginary world and a unique story. Casa Batlló is UNESCO World Heritage site.
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